The working-class history of the Republic of Tajikistan

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Special report on labour migrants
United Nations, IRIN Report, 18 December 2003. Over 600,000 Tajik seasonal labour migrants travel to Russia each year, rendering migration a key issue for this impoverished nation of 6.5 million.
Journalists still face violations of their rights
United Nations, IRIN Report, 7 January 2004. An independent Tajik media watchdog, the only one of its kind, said on Wednesday it registered 100 possible violations of the rights of journalists in 2003. The body also expressed concern that freedom of information was under attack in the Central Asian republic.